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Species Eupithecia columbrata - Hodges#7577

Eupithecia columbrata - Hodges#7577 - Eupithecia columbrata - female Eupithecia columbrata - female
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Larentiinae
Tribe Eupitheciini
Genus Eupithecia
Species columbrata (Eupithecia columbrata - Hodges#7577)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Eupithecia columbrata McDunnough, 1940
Tinea pini of authors not Retzius, 1783
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia columbrata McDunnough, 1940, listed as a full species in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), was synonymized as a subspecies of 7575 Eupithecia mutata Pearsall, 1908, and elevated back to full species status following Parsons et al. (1999). (MPG)
It is characterized by its somewhat larger size and much brighter coloration, the ruddy cross bands being at times strikingly prominent. FEMALE GENITALIA: The main distinction from mutata is found in the dorsal spine patch of the bursa. Instead of the thick cluster of long, thin spines found in mutata, the spines are very stout, arranged in a single row, and relatively few in number, although there is considerable variability in this respect.(McDunnough, 1949).
adult- JUN-JUL
Pseudostuga menziesii,Abies amabilis,A. lasiocarpa
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Lepidoptera of North America 14. Geometroidea: Geometridae: Larentiinae: Eupitheciini (Part)
Clifford D. Ferris. 2017. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University, p.1-103.
2.Revision of the North American species of the genus Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
James H. McDunnough. 1949. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 93(8).